Join us for Wheaton Connection!
FALL 2023-SPRING 2024 CONNECTION DATES
October 20, 2023
November 10, 2023
April 12, 2024
Connection is our hallmark two-day event designed to help you, your parents, and family experience all that Wheaton has to offer! See our tentative schedule below, subject to change as details are finalized. Thursday will give you an opportunity to experience student life to the fullest, including an overnight stay in the residence halls! On Friday, you'll have plenty of options to choose from as you explore academics, extracurriculars, chapel, and more.
3:30pm - Registration Opens
4:00pm - Welcome Session
4:30pm - Campus Tour
6:00pm – Dinner in the Dining Hall
7:15pm - Student Panel
8:00pm - Meet up with your overnight host!
8:15pm - Pizza & Game Night
8:45am - Opening Session
9:20am - Class Visit OR Pathways to Wheaton Session + Christ at the Core Session
10:40am - Chapel
11:35am - Academic Fair with Lunch
12:55pm - Class Visit OR Financial Aid Session + Center for Vocation & Career Session
2:30pm - Closing Keynote with President Ryken
3:00pm - Optional Activities
*Scheduled sessions may swap times, but start and end times will stay the same.
Current Wheaton students are excited to host visiting students overnight in their residence hall rooms to give you a full look at community life at Wheaton!
Overnight hosting for visiting students will be assigned on a first come first served basis. We will make every attempt to accommodate all overnight hosting requests, but this is not guaranteed.
We're only able to accommodate high school juniors and seniors in the residence halls. Any other prospective students, parents and family members who plan to attend will need to stay at a nearby hotel.
Parents and Family
Family members (especially parents) are strongly encouraged to attend Wheaton Connection with their student! All of the sessions on the schedule are open for parents to join (with the exception of class visits, due to classroom size constraints). Students and parents are encouraged to "divide and conquer", with parents and guests invited to attend informational sessions while students attend class.
If you are traveling by plane, we recommend either renting a car, taking an Uber or contacting a taxi company for transportation to and from the airport.
Because we can provide housing for one night only, please make arrangements if you need to arrive early or stay late. We're only able to accommodate high school juniors and seniors in the residence halls. Any other prospective students, parents and family members who plan to attend will need to stay at a nearby hotel.
Students staying overnight in a residence hall will need a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and toiletries. We suggest bringing several layers of comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and an umbrella. A few extra dollars to spend at Sam's Cafe or the bookstore is always a great idea!
Parking will be available across from the Welcome Center on Chase Street or in the Billy Graham Center parking lot.